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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through December 2018.

Imports: Cameras, flashes

Cameras, flashes, the No. 508 import by value totaled $36.67 million for the month of December, $446.11 million through December of 2018, and $427.81 million for all of 2017, the latest annual data available, according to U.S. Census Bureau data analyzed by WorldCity. Need more details? Read more

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Top Sources

RankCountryYTD
1China$217.73 M
2Philippines$84.3 M
3Thailand$26.57 M
4Canada$15.1 M
5Japan$12.74 M
6Taiwan$11.73 M
7Sweden$11.37 M
8Germany$9.51 M
9United Kingdom$9.4 M
10Italy$8 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $446.11 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Los Angeles $106,449,016
2Port of Newark $64,293,202
3Los Angeles International Airport $60,381,059
4Port of Long Beach $45,494,712
5Chicago O’Hare International Airport $35,658,822
6John F. Kennedy International Airport $22,973,737
7Anchorage International Airport, Alaska $13,047,496
8Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $9,654,382
9Port of New Orleans $8,814,296
10San Francisco International Airport, Calif. $8,062,774

U.S. imports of Cameras, flashes increased 4.28 percent through December to $446.11 million

U.S. imports of Cameras, flashes increased 4.28 percent from $427.81 million to $446.11 million in 2018 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 508 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 503 for the last full year with a total value of $427.81 million, a $55.27 million, 14.84 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Philippines, No. 3 Thailand, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Japan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Los Angeles, No. 2 Port of Newark, No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 4 Port of Long Beach and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Philippines, No. 3 Thailand, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Sweden. The leading gateways were No. 1 Los Angeles International Airport, No. 2 Chicago O’Hare International Airport, No. 3 Port of Newark, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $217,733,554
2Philippines $84,301,430
3Thailand $26,573,351
4Canada $15,100,324
5Japan $12,744,165
6Taiwan $11,726,703
7Sweden $11,366,313
8Germany $9,511,719
9United Kingdom $9,396,964
10Italy $8,001,479

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Los Angeles $21,754,391
2New York City $19,337,717
3Chicago $11,253,759
4Cleveland $5,946,562
5New Orleans $3,270,376
6San Francisco $2,247,083
7Atlanta/Savannah $2,134,966
8Detroit $1,785,352
9Great Falls, Mont. $1,758,702
10Charleston $1,394,088

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Los Angeles rose 118.81 percent compared to last year to $106.45 million.
  • Port of Newark rose 19.37 percent compared to last year to $64.29 million.
  • Los Angeles International Airport fell 34.49 percent compared to last year to $60.38 million.
  • Port of Long Beach rose 98.03 percent compared to last year to $45.49 million.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 47.72 percent compared to last year to $35.66 million.

There are several hundred airports, seaports and border crossings that handle international trade; they are, in turn, part of the roughly four dozen U.S. Customs districts.

Highlights for the top five foreign markets:

  • U.S. imports from No. 1 China increased $17.61 million, 8.8 percent, (48.81 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Philippines increased $12.5 million, 17.4 percent, (18.9 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Thailand decreased $1.4 million, 4.99 percent, (5.96 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Canada decreased $1.5 million, 9.05 percent, (3.38 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Japan decreased $1.12 million, 8.05 percent, (2.86 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 79.9 percent of all these Cameras, flashes imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $356.45 million of the $446.11 million total.

All totaled, 70 percent of all these Cameras, flashes imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $312.28 million of the $446.11 million total